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    Restricting based on this method is very flawed because the system isn't perfect. And on top of that, a hacker would be able to find a proxy to get around it anyway, so you'd just be limiting legitimate visitors.


    As for it being off, that's true. Having the option is crucial, and you will need to choose:
    1. Just choose a country/language, usually that of the webhost/webmaster.
    2. Guess as well as you can with the above method.
    Then, with either, let the user correct it.

    Both methods have advantages and disadvantages, so I'd say just think about what would work best for your visitors.

    Would you rather your page guess their country in most cases, or would you rather have it default to English to be sure it didn't guess something unexpected, like Sweden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomyknocker
    You don't like Australians??
    Nah, I'm saying to only allow the administration part for Australians.

    Quote Originally Posted by djr33
    Restricting based on this method is very flawed because the system isn't perfect. And on top of that, a hacker would be able to find a proxy to get around it anyway, so you'd just be limiting legitimate visitors.
    Only I will use the admin panel. And besides, it's against the law to run proxies in Australia.
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    hey think about this with your 'not your country click here' link, if that just updates the list couldn't someone theoretically add 'yournameland' as a country, over the ip for say Norway

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